Newton’s Apple
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) A light wind blew through the garden and shook the trees. From one tree, an apple fell and hit the ground. Isaac heard the sound, and it disturbed his thoughts. At the time, he was walking in his mother’s garden, and the apple had... Read more
Newton’s Apple
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Creative Commons photo by Kevin Bedel A light wind blew through the garden and shook the trees. From one tree, an apple fell and hit the ground. Isaac heard the sound, and it disturbed his thoughts. At the time, he was walking in his... Read more
Newton’s Apple Step 3
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) Replica of Newton's Telescope (Wikipedia) Isaac Newton developed calculus. Calculus is the mathematical study of rates of change over time. It furnishes a framework for modeling systems that change, and a way to deduce the predictions of such models.Today NASA scientists can use calculus... Read more
Newton’s Apple Step 3
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 3) Newton by William Blake (Wikipedia) The first law is about objects at rest and objects in motion. An object continues to move at the same velocity, or it remains at rest unless an external force moves it. An apple will remain on the ground... Read more
Newton’s Apple Step 3
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 4) Newton by Godfrey Kneller (Wikipedia) In 1696, Newton moved to London to manage the Royal Mint. This is the place where coins are made in the United Kingdom. During this time, Newton reformed the money system. He moved his country from the silver standard... Read more
Newton’s Apple
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) Replica of Newton's Telescope (Wikipedia) Isaac Newton developed calculus. Calculus is the mathematical study of rates of change over time. Today NASA scientists can use calculus to solve complex problems. Imagine (1) a space ship is flying from (2) Earth to (3) Mars. These... Read more
Newton’s Apple
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 3) The first law is about objects at rest and objects in motion. An object continues to move at the same velocity (that is, speed), or it remains at rest unless an external force moves it. An apple will remain on the ground unless someone... Read more
Newton’s Apple
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 4) Newton by Godfrey Kneller (Wikipedia) In 1696, Newton moved to London to manage the Royal Mint. This is the place where coins are made in the United Kingdom. During this time, Newton reformed the money system. He moved his country from the silver standard... Read more